420 Munsters in Dunmore East – NYC Report

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail The 420 Munster Championships were held at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East on 19th and 20th August in conjunction with the South Coast Championships of the Flying Fifteens. The sailors enjoyed an excellent weekend of racing that started in bright sunshine with a breeze of 20 knots that moderated as the racing progressed. Four races were completed on the Saturday. Sundays racing provided a contrast in weather with a constant drizzle and a switch in wind direction bringing a large swell into Dunmore East to add further excitement to the downwind legs with plenty of surfing in evidence. The speed of the 420 crews around the course, both upwind and downwind, provided an exciting spectacle for those watching from the harbour wall. Two races were completed on Sunday with Geoff Power and James McCann winning the overall event. Nicola and Fiona Ferguson (pictured) came 3rd overall in the Gold fleet, and Dara Donnelly and Cliona Coyle came 3rd place in the Silver fleet.